Foundation receives donation


DIGICEL PNG Foundation received 16 cartons of children’s reading books from WeCare Foundation last Thursday.
Digicel Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru said she was grateful for the donation and thanked WeCare for the kind gesture that would benefit children in rural parts of the country.
“Education is the single greatest opportunity we can give a child and it is from this standpoint that we invest a lot to bridge the education gaps, especially in the most rural, remote communities where the majority of our population reside,” she said.
“We have built 488 classrooms and where schools have shown community ownership and good governance, we have returned three years later to reward them with libraries.
“These libraries need to be filled with books and I am grateful to WeCare Foundation for sharing the books which were donated to them.”
WeCare Foundation manager Josephine Dromenge said on behalf of founder Fr John Glynn that WeCare was happy to be part of the efforts to change the literacy levels of Papua New Guinean children, especially those in the rural areas.
She described Digicel Foundation to be their largest funding partner and it was fitting for WeCare Foundation to give back in a small but significant way.
Digicel PNG Foundation and WeCare have enjoyed an eight-year-long partnership, with an annual budget of K210,000 to strengthen their programmes with the truly vulnerable of communities – women and children at risk.

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